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By | February 11th, 2015 | Big Data, Hadoop

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Altiscale Hadoop-as-a-Service: Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Hadoop-as-a-Service

Altiscale commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying its Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Altiscale’s Hadoop-as-a-Service on their organizations.

By | January 7th, 2015 | Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Hadoop

Practical Tips for Making Hadoop a Productive Environment for Data Scientists

In attempting to work on Hadoop-based data, data scientists face two bad options: use Hadoop indirectly by engaging in a slow and error-prone back-and-forth with “data engineers” who translate your needs into Hadoop programs, or use Hadoop directly by using unfamiliar and unproductive command-line tools that are difficult to master.

By | November 18th, 2014 | Analytics, Hadoop, Hadoop as a Service

Devicescape Selects Altiscale’s Hadoop-as-a-Service for Analytics Reporting

Devicescape, which operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi service platform, has selected the Altiscale Data Cloud for data analysis. In choosing Altiscale, Devicescape was able to improve application performance by 5x, resulting in lower operating costs. Altiscale’s purpose-built Hadoop-as-a-Service infrastructure delivers superior performance, reliability, and scalability that enables Devicescape to quickly derive actionable insights to enhance its customers’ sales and marketing programs.